30bc (-) Empress Thea Philopator Cleopatra VII commits suicide by the bite of a poisonous asp at the age of 39 in Egypt.
1484 (-) 212th Pope Sixtus IV originally Francesco della Rovere, dies at the age of 70 in Rome, Italy.
1689 (-) 240th Pope Innocentus XI originally Benedetto Odescalchi aka The Blessed, dies at the age of 78 in Rome, Italy.
1827 (-) Poet and artist William Blake dies at the age of 69 in London, England.
1870 (+) Serial Killer Carl Denke is born in Münsterberg, Silesia, Germany.
1881 (+) Filmmaker Cecil Blount DeMille is born in Ashfield, Massachussets, USA.
1912 (+) Filmmaker Samuel Fuller is born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
1924 (-) Murderer Jean-Pierre Vaquier is executed by hanging at the age of 45 in London, Wandsworth Prison, United Kingdom.
1927 (-) Murderer John Robinson is executed by hanging in London, Pentonville Prison, United Kingdom.
1928 (-) Composer Leoš Janáček dies at the age of 74 in Ostrava, Dr. L. Klein Sanatorium, Czechoslowakia.
1938 (-) Cop Killer Robert Joseph Suhay is executed by hanging in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
1938 (-) Murderer Glen J. Applegate is executed by hanging in Leavenworth Prison, Kansas, USA.
1952 (x) 72-year-old Statesman Josef Vissarionowitsch Dzugashvili Stalin orders the immediate execution of 13 prominent Jewish writers, poets, artists and musicians in Moscow, Lubyanka Prison, Russia.
1955 (-) Writer Thomas Mann dies of athorasclerosis at the age of 80 in Zürich, Switzerland.
1957 (-) Wife murderer William Lawrence Warren Nicholson is executed by hanging in Kaapstad, South Africa.
1964 (-) Writer Ian Lancaster Fleming dies of a heart attack at the age of 56 in Canterbury, United Kingdom.
1966 (x) Policemen Christopher Head, David Wombwell and Geoffrey Fox are gunned down by John Edward Whitey, John Duddy and Harry Roberts in the ‘Baybrook Street Massacre’ in London, United Kingdom.
1973 (+) Terrorist Richard Colvin Reid aka Abdul Raheem aka The Shoebomber, is born in London, Bromley, United Kingdom.
1979 (-) An unidentified girl is shot and stabbed to death by Peter Carlier at the age of 21 in Kortrijk, East Flanders, Belgium.
1981 (-) Jean-Pierre Lacosta is shot dead by Pascal Bertrand aka The Back-Packer Murderer, at the age of 24 in Mondicourt, France.
1982 (-) Actor Henry Jaynes Fonda dies of heart failure at the age of 77 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1983 (-) Artist James G. G. dies due to burns suffered in an accidental self-immolation at the age of 37 in London, United Kingdom.
He was setting fire to David Mach’s sculpture "General Belgrano", outside the Royal Festival Hall, which was made out of 6000 rubber tyres.
1985 (x) 520 Die in Japan Airlines Flight 123 Boeing 747-SR46 crash in Osutaka Ridge, Japan.
It crashed into Mount Takamagahara. Four people survived.
1988 (-) Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat dies of drug abuse at the age of 27 in New York, New York, USA.
1992 (-) Composer John Milton Cage dies at the age of 79 in New York, New York, USA.
1993 (-) Murderer David Holland is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
1997 (-) Serial Killer Ali Reza Khoshruy Kuran Kordiyeh aka The Tehran Vampire, is executed by hanging at the age of 30 in Teheran, Shahrak Rah-Ahan, Iran.
He killed 9 girls and women between 10 and 47 years old in 4 months. He was first flogged by relatives of the victims, and then hanged from a mobile crane on the public square where he picked up most of his victims, before a crowd of 20.000.
1997 (-) Valencia Begonia is presumably abducted as fifth victim by Le Dépeceur de Mons aka The Trash Bag Killer, at the age of 38 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.